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Find cheap car hire in New Orleans with TravelSupermarket and the city’s history, heritage and so much more are within easy reach...
New Orleans is renowned for its jazz, streetcars, Creole cooking and Mardi Gras carnival in February – when the city comes alive with flamboyant costumes, upbeat music and plenty of dancing. Car hire in New Orleans is recommended for your visit to the city, but be wary of traffic around the time of the Mardi Gras celebrations.
The French Quarter is the oldest part of the city and is one of the main areas for things to do. The district is famed for its architecture, a wide variety of hotels, bars and restaurants – particularly along Bourbon Street – and as a prime location for viewing the Mardi Gras celebrations. New Orleans is known as the “birthplace of jazz” and has an abundance of piano bars dotted around the French Quarter. The city also plays host to the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which runs for around two weeks in late April/early May.
New Orleans also has a number of historical museums, including the National World War II Museum, and the historically important St Louis Cemetery. The city is known for its steamboat tours taking you down the Mississippi River.
Car hire is essential if you want to explore all that New Orleans and the Louisiana countryside have to offer. When you book New Orleans car hire, you can arrange for collection at either Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport or from one of the downtown car-rental locations. Save money on car rental by booking in advance. Compare prices on car hire with TravelSupermarket.
When you book car hire, New Orleans becomes a fantastic base for tours around Louisiana...
If you decide to rent a car in New Orleans you can get around this sprawling city with ease. But that’s not the only advantage of hiring a car. Having your own transport gives you the freedom to put New Orleans in the rear-view mirror and create unforgettable holiday memories elsewhere in the US state of Louisiana.
Nestled between Texas in the west, Arkansas in the north and Mississippi to the east, Louisiana is as unique a destination in America as the states of Alaska and Hawaii. It has a character, a charm and landscapes that are exclusive to Louisiana – there really is no place like it! So set your course for adventure (as well as your sat nav for more precise directions) and hit the road from New Orleans to discover places such as Baton Rouge, Lafayette and the state’s Plantation Country.
Baton Rouge is a 90-minute drive north-west of New Orleans. A river city with oodles of style, Baton Rouge is full of museums, art galleries and majestic mansions from another era. Lafayette, two hours west of New Orleans, is another handsome city where Cajun food and music captivate the belly and the soul.
The production of cotton once dominated the fertile landscapes of Louisiana and you can find out more, as well as visit exquisite mansions, when you visit Plantation Country. There are no real borders to speak of. Simply follow the river that runs west and north of New Orleans, past Baton Rouge and on to St Francisville and you’ll find many signposts for the parks and sites of this historic area. It’s a two-hour drive from New Orleans direct to St Francisville, so you could pack a few attractions in during a day trip or book a hotel, perhaps in Baton Rouge.